It was August 28,1990 between 3:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m., a devastating tornado ripped a 16.4 mile path through portions of Kendall and Will counties in northern Illinois.
The Plainfield tornado tragically killed 29 people, while injuring 353.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETAILS AND STATISTICS FOR THE 1990 PLAINFIELD TORNADO
Not only was this tornado disastrous, it was also very unusual for several reasons:
You can watch this incredible documentary put out by the Joliet Area Historical Museum as we remember that tragic day. Thankfully, warning systems have become much more advanced giving us much more time to prepare for such storms.